The Blue Collar Artist

Dave Pressler, a creative force to be reckoned with. Skilled as a multimedia artist, working as an illustrator, animator, painter, sculptor, and character designer, the unifying force behind his artwork is humor and a spirit of adventure. Robots, monsters and pop culture are the cornerstone of his artistic canon, but more than his subject matter, Dave’s ability to find the fun and humanity in his subjects is tantamount to why people love what he does.

In the past 20 years he has developed and designed characters and worlds for many major companies, co-creating the Emmy nominated animated show Robot And Monster for Nickelodeon, and most recently art directing “Boss Baby Back In Business for Dreamworks TV.

In addition to his media projects, Pressler is an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work shows in galleries all around the world.

Dave’s career retrospective, Idea to Object, was shown at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History in 2018; it was a glimpse into the mind of the creator, a peek behind the curtain of an artist's life that revealed that art is just technique and hours of hard work, attainable for anyone who wants to try.

In a natural extension of his kids media work book illustration has been added to the many creative hats worn by Dave. Back to School With Bigfoot (Scholastic - Arthur Levine) written by Samantha Berger and Martha Brockenbrough was released in 2016 and they are currently working on the next book in the series.

Dave’s spirit of exploration and adventure is more than just Earthbound, he intends to be the first animator in space. He currently holds one of the few passes to travel to space with Virgin Galactic.

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